Calflora
Taxon  Report   1313    
Calochortus venustus  Douglas ex Benth.
Butterfly mariposa lily
Calochortus venustus
© 2018 John L. Thompson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Calochortus venustus
© 2009 Keir Morse
Calochortus venustus
© 2016 Steven Thorsted
Calochortus venustus, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Calochortus venustus
© 2016 Alicia Zazirski
Communities: Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Calochortus venustus var. carolii
PLANTS: Calochortus venustus var. purpurascens
PLANTS: Calochortus venustus var. sanguineus
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More information about  Calochortus venustus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CAVE3)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 18, 2018).

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